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Sep 2, 2012 12:00am EDT
wanted ted kennedy on the ticket. everything told him that ted kennedy, despite its being just a few years after, but given the best shot of being his best running mate. attaching nixon in the fall. as the political director said, the only question was about ted kennedy was how many fingers they were willing to lose to get him on the ticket. george mcgovern kept thinking that kennedy would say yes even though he hinted to him and told them that he would say no. finally it comes down to the final day of the convention. they are without a vice- presidential nominee george mcgovern goes through a series of choices before settling on thomas eagleton after others recommended him. others had declined the ticket. and it pointed to thomas eagleton as a good option -- and they pointed to thomas eagleton as a good option. moments before deadline, the governor gives him a call. he says george, before you change your mind, i hastily accept. the book details that series of exchanges. and what goes on after to lead to this ticket -- to get them all. host: talk about that phone call and why up unti
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Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
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MSNBC
Sep 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
, thursday september 6th, 2012. i have governor purdue, patrick kennedy, ted kennedy jr., senators menendez, koouns, my first reads of the morning. two months from election day the president will accept his president's nomination and lay out his best case for a second term while mitt romney's task in tampa was to get voters to know him and like him. the president must persuade the country to rehire him for four more years. expect some version of a bad cop/good cop routine. back-to-back speeches, the president can leave some of the tough stuff to vice president biden. senator john kerry will also speak tonight. remember he's going to play romney in the debate prep. expected to blast romney's foreign policy as naive and be another character witness to the president's national security leadership. of course not everything has gone according to plan. the president will speak indoors, not on an outdoor rally organizers hoped would recreate some of the excitement of denver four years ago. don't expect balloons. it's too late to fill the ceiling with them. obama senior adviser said, the president
CNN
Sep 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
? senator ted kennedy. not exactly starting at the bottom of the ladder there. >> i told my colleagues at work, don't clean out my desk and don't move into my office because i'll be spending a little time away from work. it will be a leave of absence. but i really believe that someone needs to run against ted kennedy. >> kennedy was vulnerable. his personal life seemed out of control. and as his son, patrick, remembers it, the contrast with romney was glaring. >> and opposite my dad was this really great-looking guy who was a whiz in business, beautiful family, kind of the picture of self-discipline. and next to my dad, he was like a perfect polar opposite. >> how are you? >> except during that race on social issues, mitt romney sounded an awful lot like ted kennedy. >> i'm absolutely committed to achieving universal coverage and doing so for our children. >> were you a liberal? were you a moderate? >> anyone can call me whatever they'd like. but people can look at my policies and make their own determination. >> ted divine worked for the kennedy campaign. >> mitt romney ran
MSNBC
Sep 5, 2012 2:00pm PDT
into it in just a moment. ted kennedy was not here last night but his spirit was felt. two of his children, patrick and ted jr., will be right here in a couple of minutes. also, blink will surely light up the hall tonight. who better to turn on the insight than the big man himself, actor who played him, parodied him, for 15 years on "saturday night live." inheriting the soul of bill clinton. and finally, let me finish tonight with the bark of the big dog. you will hear it tonight. this is "hardball." the place for politics. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. [ chuckles ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ honk! ] ♪ [ male announcer ] now you'll know when to stop. [ honk! ] the all-new nissan a
WETA
Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
which you're about to watch. a tribute to the late senator ted kennedy and the kennedy legacy. here to introduce is joe kennedy iii the grandson of bobby kennedy and the senator of congress from massachusetts. >> thank you. good evening delegates. this is the first convention since 1956 that we meet without senator kennedy. but make no mistake, he is here with us this evening. [crowd cheering] [applause] i see him in the passion of our delegates, the character of her candidates and the causes that unite us. from my uncle teddy, politics was always about people. he was from a big family. and he understood that lives are measured not by line items on a budget but by first days of school, last days of summer. by promotions won and jobs lost. new homes, broken hearts, baptisms, 2350u7 funerals, and y precious moment in between. i remember chaining with him once in texas -- chaining with him once in phoenix with then senator barack obama. we showed up in a hall with a small border town with only a handful of voters to greet us. he didn't care. they were working folks who come out to support
FOX News
Sep 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
: it's always a fun trip. i want to say ted kennedy, a tribute to him is coming up. the first convention since he died and he was such an advocate for health care and a new health care law and it would have been quite a thing for ted kennedy to have been able to see what's happened. although he wouldn't have liked the fight happening. joe kennedy will toss to this video, a tribute to the late senator kennedy. let's listen. >> there are those whose tears have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die. ♪ ♪ . >> no matter who writes the history books, when people look back on this century, they will say that edward kennedy was one of the ableist and most productive, most compassionate and most effective men who served in the united states senate in the entire history of the country. [ applause ] >> we show you live coverage of the debate between edward kennedy and his challenger, mitt romney. >> i believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. i believe that since roe v wade has been the law for 20 years,
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 9:30pm EDT
] and i can tell you that eleanor 1htimer 1waspresit)- i am proud to have former senator ted kennedy. my nomination is the gift of the most open political process in all of our political history. it is the sweet harvest of the work of tens of thousands of tireless volunteers, young and old alike literally funded by hundreds of thousands of small contributors in every part of this nation. those who lingered on the brink of despair only a short time ago have been brought into this campaign heart, hand, head and soul, and i have been the beneficiary of the most remarkable political organization in the history of this country. [cheers and applause] it was a faith that can literally move mountains. it counts where glory begins and ends and say with my glory that i have such friends. this is the people's nomination, and next january, we will restore the government to the people of this country. [cheers and applause] and i believe american politics will never be the same gain again. we are entering a new period of hopeful change in america. a period comparable to those eras that unleashed that
CNN
Sep 5, 2012 1:00am PDT
would have pursued health care without the push from ted kennedy early on in the administration. really staked his presidency on ted kennedy's number one priority. on clinton tomorrow night, you know, presidents and current presidents and previous presidents always have really fraught relationships. bill clinton did not have a good relationship with jimmy carter. he felt like carter freelanced all the time. and obama after the vicious primaries of 2008 where it got really, really personal between president clinton and then senator obama, they had a lot to overcome. and there really wasn't much of a reaching out or relationship all through 2009 and most of 2010. >> then it was all love on the golf course, wasn't it? they all got together, whacked a few golf balls? >> what happened was one of obama's political advisors and called clinton advisors and said we want you to do campaign events and they said no. that's not how it works. you want bill clinton to do campaign events you've got to build a relationship between these two guys. let's get them out on the golf course. >> is it better no
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
late uncle ted who we talked about, too. >> you are uncle ted kennedy used booming words. you wrote, i have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me my father inspired them. do you still feel as inspired? >> i absolutely do. one of the interesting things i saw on the campaign trail this year were so many people who had voted for my father in 1960 for the first time were out there again this year. and talking about president obama. and just as committed as ever. >> we remember the image of you and oprah on the stage four years ago. i'm curious, four years later, have you checked in with her? >> no, i was wondering if i might run into her again. >> see her, talk to her. >> see her, talk to her. >> do you miss some of that sizzle of four years ago? >> oh, no. i think this is a great campaign. that was an incredible moment in our national history. >> is it a different time, a more sober time? >> i think it is. i think it is. >> reporter: she says for everyone it is the economy. but she argues the president is adding jobs. she points to gay marriage and to the health
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 11:30pm EDT
senate and can scott brown hold on to ted kennedy's old seat or ♪ [ female announcer ] for everything your face has to face. face it with puffs facial tissues. puffs has air-fluffed pillows for 40% more cushiony thickness. face every day with puffs softness. >>. >> paul: turning to the bye for control of the united states senate. this week we look at the race in massachusetts. there republican senator 2009 brown is trying to hold on the seat by ted kennedy. it one democrats would like to take back. elizabeth warren, the brains behind obama's consumer protection bureau. we're back with our panel. so mary, very rare for a republican to hold the brown in a special election. what is his strategy to hold on to the seat? >> he is positioning himself as an independent, as a person who is going to represent every person in massachusetts. he is calling out elizabeth warren on her hypocrisy which you sue when she called herself a native american. she has represented big companies trying to deny payments to retirees. bankrupt steel company and travelers insurance. >> paul: so underlying her auth
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 11:30am PDT
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Current
Sep 24, 2012 7:00pm PDT
hospitalized, and then one month later, in august, senator ted kennedy broke our hearts and passed away. the number of democratic senators went back down to 59 again, still no fill buster-proof super majority, and then one month after this, paul kirk was sworn in to fill ted kennedy's seat, a democratic filling in again. that, however only lasted a short amount of time, because on the fourth of february, 2010, any pretense of a super majority ended when republican scott brown was sworn in to senator kennedy's once seat. do you see a two year super majority? i don't think so. for more on mitt romney's secrets answered lice, we go to washington d.c. and michael tomasky. welcome back inside the war room. >> always a pleasure, hi. >> always a pleasure. why is it that more people around calling out the republicans, especially mitt romney for this two year super imaginety myth? >> i don't understand, really, the republicans in congress and elsewhere have been saying that for a long, long time. i've never understood why the democrats don't beat back on that more aggressively than they do. i do
ABC
Sep 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
moments of the convnvention was in the tin can in the segment where they -- the ted kennedy the segment where they should the dete between ted kennedy and mititt romney where mitt romney declared his unswerng commitmt to a woman's right to choose, and he did not want to interfere with that. look at where he is now look at his platform. what more canan you say about this? >>he wderful line -- "i am pro-choice, governor romney is a multiplehoice." >> has anything changed? >> what's changed is the way the country looks at abortion 2 20 years later. it is the e socicial issuer the country has moved right. 50% of americans are self- described pro choice, 10% more than pro-life. >> i'mi'm sorry, i got that wronong. half are pro-life, and that is more than pro-choice, which is a real change from the 20 years ago we saw in that clip. >> [ male announcer ] as the economy gets worse, barack obama calls on bill clinton to help his failing campaign. [ clinton ] it's about t which candide is more lily to return us to full ployment. [ male announcer ] he's good soldier helping his party's president.
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 4:00pm EDT
politics against ted kennedy in 1994. this was the ted kennedy just a couple years removed from his n nephew and the rape trial. the expectations in massachusetts were so low for ted kennedy and here is this young, fresh-faced reformer who is going to stick it to ted kennedy with his political career on the line. he showed up, he was competent that night. he was a solid debater. i think he probably beat mitt romney on points. because the expectations were so low, that was seen as a definitive triumph for ted kennedy. if the expectations are this low for mitt romney, there's a chance a competent performance comes across as something more. >> exactly. thank you all. next, the republican party unhinged. stay with us. >> if republicans are so far away from latinos, they're going to lose not only this election, they might lose the white house for a generation. >> for the future. >> that's why the democrats are dropping the blocks and moving on to the hispanics because they're a larger group. for a generation. [ female announcer ] born from the naturally sweet monk fruit, something this del
Current
Sep 24, 2012 9:00pm PDT
1994 when he was campaigning against ted kennedy, he said this. >> the blind trust is an age-old ruse, which is to say you can always tell the blind trust what it can and cannot do. you make the blind trust rules. >> it's an age old ruse, if you will. really? i could not have said it better myself. and now to my point. blind trust. it's what mitt romney has for his money and it's what he wants from us. he wants us to blindly trust him to be president without ever seeing who he really is. trust me, he says! my investments are totally legitimate. you don't need to see them, they're in a blind trust at that trust me. >> trust him, his wife says. you'd be lucky to have mitt romney as president. everything you see is troublesome but you haven't seen what is wonderful, trust me. trust us, his running mate says, we'll balance the budget, fund medicare you don't need to see tax loopholes and impossible math it would require just trust us. trust them. their healthy wealthy and several shades of money beautiful families, everything a person could want. if you elect them, they'll make sure
CNN
Sep 5, 2012 12:00am EDT
the push from ted kennedy early on in the administration. on clinton tomorrow night, presidents always have fraught relationships. bill clinton did not have a good relationship with jimmy carter. he felt like carter free lanced all the time. and obama after the vicious primaries of 2008 where it got really personal between president clinton and then senator obama, they had a lot to overcome. and it really was not much of a reaching out or relationship all through 2009 and most of 2010. >> it was all on the golf course? >> what happened was one of obama's political advisors and called clinton advisors and said we want you to do campaign events and they said no. that's not how it works. we have got build a relationship between the two guys. let's get them on the golf course. >> is it better now? >> nobody on either side of this relationship tried to argue to me that these two guys are good friends. sometimes they would argue the opposite. it's a complicated relationship. >> they need each other don't they? >> they do need each other. bill clinton along with michelle obama whose ap
MSNBC
Sep 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
them. >> even the video dedicated to the late senator ted kennedy. >> i am pro choice, my opponent is multiple choice. >> abortion and women's issues were a big topic last night. >> we believe that a woman considering an abortion should not be forced to have an ultrasound against her will. we believe that rape is rape. >> not since 1992 have democrats sent so much time touting the issue of reproductive rights on such a large stage. i caught up with pennsylvania senator bob casey and asked him what he thought. you're obviously a well known pro life democrat, are you comfortable with what you're hearing tonight? >> we have differences of opinion on that, but i think what people are focused on, not just tonight but throughout the campaign is the fundamental difference of what's good for the country. >> where you wonder of all this focus on this, does it hurt them with catholics, finally the job of appealing to the madss, san antonio mayor julio castro. >> my family's story isn't special, what special is the america that makes our story possible. my mother fought hard for civil rights so
FOX News
Sep 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, i don't know whether you saw this, but they had a tribute to ted kennedy just a few minutes ago. and i was startled because they used a dead guy, kennedy, to attack mitt romney. instead of listing all kennedy's achievements, they had a big portion of kennedy debathing romney examine basically calling him an idiot. kennedy calling romney an idiot when they were returning against each other. so the democrats used a dead guy to attack romney. i went, is that good taste? >> no. you've got -- you also is a trend. you've got obama depending on clinton to endorse him. you've got these ads where clinton looks at the camera and says, i had a good economy, obama's got the same ideas. support him. obama's been in office for a full term. and he's running on the clinton economy, he's running on the kennedy attacks, he's running on the nostalgia and the past and he has the audacity of saying romney is a man of the past and of the last century. >> bill: all right. charles krauthammer, waters world up ahead. clint eastwood in the spotlight. we're coming right back you see us, at the start of the day
NBC
Sep 23, 2012 11:30am EDT
world by storm when he won ted kennedy's senate psi. now he's trying to keep his job. top watchdog and harvard professor is too liberal even for this state. >> what do you have to do to hold on to this seat. >> point out differences between professor warren and me. i'm a bipartisan guy. professor warren is the one who pushed the ewe didn't build it mentality. demonizing job creators. i'm going to point out those differences bealso remind folks what i've done since i've been there. the job packages i've helped pass. a lot of accomplishments i'm very proud of. >> you mentioned it today the greatest threat to free enterprise you buy that. >> 3 trillion of new tax for radical occupy protest movement. demonizing businesses is not a way to get out of the economic mess we're in. on the campaign trail warren says it's republicans in congress including scott brown standing in way of the economy. >> brown says you're a threat to free enterprise. >> i truly do believe scott brown will say all kinds of things but the reality is what i want is a level playing field where everybody gets a chance
CNN
Sep 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
late senator ted kennedy. in 2004 -- 2008 he gave a thundering speech for president barack obama. >> this is the cause of my life, new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every american north, south, east, west, young, old, will have decent quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege. >> this time it was former president bill clinton's turn to do the same, and he brought the crowd to the feet with the president's simple math he used to explain why america should re-elect him. i am joined by ted kennedy, jr., and it is so good to see you again. >> thank you, suzanne. >> when you look at the tape and you see that four years ago. >> yeah. >> what goes through your head? >> well, i am so proud of my dad, and so proud of the issues that he stood for, and every four years he would come to the democratic convention, remind us all why we were democrats. and the reason i'm most proud is the way that he always stood up for the underdog and the people who have been left out of our society. and it is very heartening to hear so many people stop me on
Comedy Central
Sep 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
ted kennedy who apparently arrived in denver via scooner. despite having brain surgery less than two months ago he looked great and delivered an impassioned speech that brought the house down. even the most jaded political observers were impressed. >> the kennedy thing is the most emotional i have ever seen. >> you're going to be moved by that -- you couldn't be a human being, i don't care if you're a democrat or a republican. >> i don't care if you're some kind of bizarre alien from a distant planet with some kind of a bizarre alien -- some sort of being with a funny-shaped skull and no hair on your head, a kind of snapping turtle face with yellow-tinted glasses because the light spect rup down here plays tricks on your mind and you've got to have special features to hide your alien face -- ah, ah. >> jon: still, an emotional highlight that set the stage for the main speaker last night, michelle obama -- barack obama's beautiful, accomplished, angry, communist wife. but she's just -- are you applauding angry or communist? which one? she's just the candidate's spouse. i assume she ju
CNN
Sep 6, 2012 9:00am PDT
. last night her speech was not about her own race. that race would return late senator ted kennedy's seat to the democrats. it is about barack obama and she painted him as a president who is for the people and by the people and unlike the rival mitt romney who she portrayed as out of touch and bent on undoing all of the accomplishments of obama's first term. >> there is one person whose monumental presence is missedt a this democratic convention and we are of course talking about the late senator ted kennedy. in 2004 -- 2008 he gave a thundering speech for president barack obama. >> this is the cause of my life, new hope that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every american north, south, east, west, young, old, will have decent quality health care as a fundamental right and not a privilege. >> this time it was former president bill clinton's turn to do the same, and he brought the crowd to the feet with the president's simple math he used to explain why america should re-elect him. i am joined by ted kennedy, jr., and it is so good to see you again. >> thank you, suzanne.
ABC
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is no bigger flip-flop than mitt romney. he was pro-choice when he ran against ted kennedy, now he is pro-life. some of the things i think that we have witnessed the rest of the country is fighting what type of person he is. >> i look at the averages. 63% think we're headed in the wrong direction. elizabeth warren, a candidate for the u.s. senate against scott -- against scott brown will be in that prime 10:00 p.m. hour. >> would like to talk about speakers but we're talking also about setting. the weather is causing a problem. democrats have had to move about the speech from the facility outside to the indoor one, 20,000 seats. republicans have their own issue with hurricane isaac. the conspiracy theory, is it because of the possibility of lightning or it doesn't have to do with the challenge of filling the seat? >> we were very confident we would have a big, enthusiastic crowd and fill that stadium. unfortunately, the chance of severe weather which would put those people at risk was too high. >> the next step is a phone booth. >> you do not think it is the weather. >> whether or
Comedy Central
Sep 4, 2012 12:05pm PDT
your opinion? >> i think it's gone well. michelle was fabulous the first night. ted kennedy reminded us of what public service is all about. i thought hillary was strong, in reminding people it's not about the individual candidates. bill clinton said, i was president for eight years, this man is fully qualified to be an excellent leader of our country. >> your father was a senator. you're a senator. if you had been a house republican -- house democrat in congress, would that have been a huge embarrassment to the family? >> oh, you know, actually my father was -- when i told him i was going to run for office the first time, we sat down, he said, you sure you want to do it? don't do it because of me, it's got to be because of you and what you want to do for the people. he's always been great about that. my own kids, i want them to do whatever they think is right in life. >> that's the nicest thing a father can say. thank you, sir. thanks for coming on the show. senator evan bayh of indiana! [applause] we asked over 3,000 doctors to review 5-hour energy and what they said is amazing. ov
Current
Sep 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. ted kennedy's passion was born not of some rigid ideology but of his own experience. that large heartedness that concern and regard for the plight of others is not a partisan feeling. it's not a republican or democratic feeling. it too is part of the american character. >> i've never shied away from being called a liberal but what i have done is stand up for my beliefs. >> the work begins anew! the hope rises again! and the dream lives on! [ cheering ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] [applause] >> cenk: the crowd absolutely loves that video. huge cheers throughout. i've seen a lot of videos at a lot of conventions. i thought the president obama video in 2008 before he spoke was really powerful. i think that's among the best videos i've ever seen at one of these conventions. i love how they brought him back to wallop mitt romney one more time. >> al gore: it was very effective and very emotional for the crowd in the hall, as you can tell. emotional for me. i loved teddy kennedy. he was very close to my father, and it was a great privilege to serve with him. i was saying before the break when i
FOX News
Sep 4, 2012 2:00am EDT
bill clinton is an effort to secure endorse fire department hillary from ted kennedy, she said to kennedy a few years ago this guy would have been carrying our bags. so again, this is something clinton supposedly said to ted kennedy when he was trying towood kennedy for his wife's endorsement. pretty interesting stuff. again no, love lost between the two of them. i can't wait for hurricane bill to arrive. >> greg: what do you think clinton was referring to talking about bags in bag? >> bob: you have to be careful for quotes from people who are dead. it find that hard to imagine. >> greg: good point. >> kimberly: one of my favorite movies being a lawyer and having dealt with the death penalty cases is "green mile." we learned that michael clark duncan at the age of 54 passed away. he suffered a heart attack in july. had been in intensive care. great actor. he was also an n "armageddon" and "kung fu panda." my little boy loved him in that. an >> dana: we will miss him. >> kimberly: very sad. >> dana: on a lighter note, two people who never -- i don't think they thought they would be
FOX News
Sep 24, 2012 12:00am EDT
work for senator ted kennedy. s she received her first level with presidential campaign senator john kerry. it was where we saw her trademark tactics emerge. >> add the middle chlass to pay more taxes than he could give 250,000 more tax cut for people making more than 3 million a year. it's like robin hood in reverse. it's romney hood. >> but in 2004 it was stephanie cutter making the same claims than president bush appearing on fox news cutter attacked president bush claiming he pursued a policy that put the wealthy on top and left the middle class behind. cutter's time with the kerry campaign was rocky due to her difficult and surl lee personality. members of the campaign immortalized cutter with the creation of a new verb. to schutter means to try to control or dominate. the word has a more crude definition as well, to, well, blank up. a refrps to her miss handling of the vote. >> it was brought back from the dead by the owe bam paw campaign. the brutal tactics would foreshadow what has come four years later. >> if john mccain and governor palin can stand up there and attack barac
FOX News
Sep 8, 2012 11:30am PDT
leading question. don't you think that ted kennedy is part of the convention after all? you know, i miss, i miss, it was embarrassing what they used the journalistic resources for. >> i want to maintain had the convention been switched around and this was at the beginning and the democrat, beginning of the week, i think it would have gotten that attention. and you also have to take a look at the pious factor, you're so anxious to put so much on-- >> and all the energy they need today interview michelle obama and bill clinton and caroline kennedy. and that's what they want today do. they didn't want to do anything hard. they wanted to ask michelle obama, when barack obama gets off the stage, what do you say to him. >> i agree with you on that one. >> and former president bill clinton spoke to the convention and earned himself front page coverage in the new york times and probably a lot of other papers, with his speech. >> and some people even, i even saw some of the conservative blogs that that photo that you just showed, was of president clinton purposely trying to hide president ob
NBC
Sep 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
romney in a general election, the late ted kennedy. brian? >> chuck todd starting us off from the floor. which brings us to andrea mitchell who will have one of the best seats in the house, just off the podium here, with a preview of the first lady's appearancen to the, andrea? >> reporter: good evening, brian. michelle obama is a political superstar, much more popular than her husband. once a reluctant campaigner, now she's a woman with a mission. michelle obama is now a political pro and her husband's best campaigner. hardly needing to practice with the teleprompters or getting a feel for the stage. aids say she will try to project empathy toward struggling middle class families and motivate women voters. >> this election ladies is a choice about supporting women and families in this country. >> reporter: the president said he'll be watching at the white house. >> i'm going to be at home and watching it with our girls, and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i start getting all misty. >> reporter: ryan seacrest asked mrs. obama
WETA
Sep 7, 2012 8:30pm EDT
. >> i thought one of the effective moments in the convention was the ted kennedy tribute, where they showed the excerpt of the debate between him and mitt romney, in which mitt romney declared his unswerving devotion and commitment to a woman's right to choose, that he was there all the way and did not want to interfere with that. look at where he is now and look at his platform. >> he had that wonderful line, "i am pro-choice, governor romney is multiple choice." >> has anything changed on that? >> what has changed is the way the country looks at abortion. it is the one social issue where the country has moved right. 50% of americans are self- described pro-choice, 10% more than pro-life -- i'm sorry, i got that wrong. half are pro-life, and that is more than the number who are pro-choice, which is a real change from 20 years ago that we saw in that clip. >> in a lot of talk about the economy and women's issues. what did they not talk about at the convention? >> what they should have talked about is the question of the deficit and the debt, how we got there -- >> the president menti
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